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Educating for the Anthropocene: Schooling, Activism & Slow Violence - 30 November 2021

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The Anthropocene presents unique challenges to the world's education systems. How can education respond to the unprecedented historical responsibility facing young people today? How can it prepare children for life on a dying planet?

This talk will explore these questions through the prism of Rob Nixon's idea of slow violence and Hannah Arendt's notions of bureaucratisation and action. It will also consider the role of social movements and activism in educating for the Anthropocene, drawing on research in India and South Africa.


Dr Peter Sutoris is an environmental anthropologist based at SOAS University of London and the author of Visions of Development (Oxford University Press) and Educating for the Anthropocene (The MIT Press). He tweets @PSutoris and his research can be found on his website.

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